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good evening, everyone. son of former 49ers ceo peter harris died today in a boating accident. peter harris posted this picture of michael harris saying the family is in mourning after a tragic event. michael that live in san francisco was in a boat with four people when it collided with a boat around 1:20 this morning in southern california. three other people were injured but should survive and the coast guard spent the day searching
for a fifth person who is still missing. the family of a murdered woman is making an urgent plea to help catch her killer. it's been more than a month since 21-year-old westbrook was gunned down in front of her home and family members are speaking out and offering a reward for more information. >> she was a beautiful, peaceful young woman. >> reporter: a small memorial, the balloons deflated and flowers wilted. her family is demanding answers. this relative did not want to give her name but said it was time to speak out about a brutal murder. she was leaving for more job at a richmond hospital where she worked with her mom but never made it. >> she got in the car and turned the engine on and someone walked up to the driver's side and
bekbb began shooting into the car. >> a young girl, too many bullets. >> reporter: neighbors heard multiple gunshots. detectives have few clues but say she was targeted by someone. witnesses could only describe a tall, thin man wearing a gray hoodie leaving the scene in a silver sedan. >> she didn't have a boyfriend mad or anything. >> reporter: the family offering a $20,000 reward for information about the killing. they have set up this facebook page to get the word out. she was a former cheerleader at the high school that hoped to one day go to nursing school. >> she was a nice person because we saw her going to work in the morning, come back at night. we didn't see she was in any troubles. >> reporter: the family hopes someone with information can help. >> someone has to know something. someone did this. >> reporter: relatives want some type of closure in the form of justice. cornell bernard, abc 7 news.
new doubts surfaced into the mexican government's investigation into the ki disappearance of 43 students. one of the missing students is from san jose. the students vanished while riding buses last september. the los angeles times reporting an international group found that police kidnapped and killed the students under orders from a drug cartel. that same report says the drug dealers were trying to reclaim heroin stashed in at least one bus and there is no evidence that a fire large and hot enough to burn 43 bodies took place as reported. a santa clara county jail guard claims he never touched an inmate he's accused of killing. raphael rodriguez is facing murder charges in the keith of michael tyree. he says sheriffs investigators are relying on hearsay from inmates. rodriguez also accused detectives of making things up.
all three accused guards remain in protective custody at the alameda county jail. grocery shoppers in oakland today encountered protesters urging them to boycott whole foods. abc 7 news was at the store where a small group held black lives matter signs. complaints mounted when graphic pictured surfaced showing a man beaten unconscious, these photos may be hard to look out. it shows the man of a security guard hired by whole foods became violent. the man was arguing with a cashier. >> we have a list of demands and we'll present those demands to management and we'll work as a community to get this straightened out and make sure this is a good place to shop for everybody. >> whole foods has fired the security company involved in the fight and oakland police are investigating. >> a warning for beach-goers, expect hazardous conditions from
monterrey to sonoma county. the national weather service says swells are causing large breaks along the shore. the warning is in effect through tomorrow night. this is a view from the east bay hills camera, it's certainly been a sniunny and beautiful weekend. you might argue hot and will get hotter. lisa has more on live doppler 7 hd. >> so true, katy. we had a little bit of breeze so it felt pretty good in the afternoon and take a look at high temperatures around the bay. you'll notice it was warm in concord area, 90 there, 81 san francisco but let's give you a preview of what to expect tomorrow. downtown san francisco, 83, 80 in daily city and hot towards half moon bay and get into redwood ci, 91, sunnyvale 94 and san jose 93. this is just the beginning of a
prolonged heat wave that will last all week long. the good news is is that the nights are getting longer, the air will cool off and the sleeping weather should be better and we look into next weekend, it's looking much, much cooler. we'll have details coming up in just a bit. >> that sounds good, thank you, lisa. bart's closure has put added pressure across the bay area this weekend. here is a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. it's been busy throughout today. right now you can see the fast track lanes moving along with no problem but backup in the cash lanes. a lot of people are taking the ferry. on sad, roughly 8400 passengers rode the ferry compared to 3700 on the saturday before labor day last year. today there was another increase although not as dramatic, still boats often reached capacity forcing people to wait for the next one. >> the line was all the way to the back and we thought we would miss it. it's okay. beautiful great weather and
we're happy, you know, we don't get to the city that much so it's okay. >> we can usually hop right on. now the frequency of ferrys is better. they added ferries. so there is half an hour wait versus an hour. so it's still convenienconvenie >> others have chosen the buses. the bus bridge is said to be running smoothly. we're more than half way through the closure. it reopens tuesday morning at 4:00 and you can download the app, just enable push alerts for an instant update. you'll know the moment it opens. the app is free to download for smart phones, tablets and the apple watch. still ahead at 9:00 a search for a tangle blue whale is unsuccessful but rescuers remain optimistic and a push to rename a may airport after a name changed to mount mckinley. who the regan international
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say san francisco based cell phone company launched a petition to rename the regan airport. it came after mount mckinley was renamed mount denali. it caused an uproar with republicans critical of the change. there is a petition to change region airport in the d.c. area back to the original name in honor of george washington. a spokesperson said the name was changed in 1998 despite protests by national leaders, locals and airport employees. the petition's goal is 75,000. it is known for being vocal
about political causes it supports. this weekend rescuers have been unable to find a blue whale entangled in heavy fishing line. a tour boat captain spotted the 80-foot whale friday. rescuers tracked it down and cut free some of the line and attached a buoy to it in the last two days, though, there has been no sign of the whale or the buoy. marine mammal experts say the whale could survive months or longer depending how its entangled if the line wraps around the mouth, the what will could starve. private boaters joined in the search and the whale will be found because of the massive effort. >> coming up next, action figures come to life. the explosion of pop culture in the south bay this weekend. and the heat keeps climbing across the bay area. meteorologist lisa argens up next with the forecast. >> took the second straight gram
hundreds of comic book fans spent time at wizard world comic-con. they were there where dozens of guested up to mix and mingle with super heroes, villains and wizards. event also allows fans to meet celebrity panelist and collect memorabilia and of course, costume accessories for next year. probably a good thing the event was inside the convention center, a little hot to be out,
you know, in a cloak or whatever the cool wizard gear is in san jose. >> warmed up a good five to ten degrees today and more warming on the way tomorrow. this is live doppler 7 hd. no fog to speak of and really nice temperatures at this hour. here is a look from the tower camera, nice and clear and look at the numbers, 66 degrees in oakland and 70 and 64 downtown and 71 san jose and half moon bay, though, with the north wind 57 degrees, it will be warm tomorrow. temperatures will respond quickly to the sun and a building ridge of high pressure. emeryville 65 and 56 that vad d -- navado. looking at temperatures still anywhere from four to eight degrees warmer at this time than yesterday. the nights are getting longer and wind not off the ocean.
a north wind so the numbers will be dropping for cool, comfortable evenings, even with the heat we build, it's going to get warm overnight but not unbearable. that's the good news. cooler temperatures overnight. hot for labor day, dangerous surf continues into late tomorrow and the toasty temperatures all week long but certainly is an end in sight with much cooler weather arriving next weekend. so once again, from sonoma county through the beach, ocean beach down to santa cruz, the possibility of strong rip currents in that long southwesterly swell will be with us. it's pretty dangerous out there so certainly do be careful. very crowded beaches for sure. numbers in the 50s overnight tonight for most, 61 in fremont and half moon bay low 50s, 53 up in san rafaerafael. high pressure pushes down and more sinking air and more warming and it is just going to sit over the entire state of california for about two to
three days and so really things aren't going to change, not going to see fog, not going to see any bit of a sea breeze and slight offshore push but then, it fades away and we're going to see some changes. looks like some probably big changes by next weekend. tomorrow, some 80s by 1:00, 84 3:00 in the afternoon and livermore, not one, two but four days of triple digit heat tomorrow, labor day 97 and the south bay plenty of 90s for you. 99 in gill roy, santa clara 94 and redwood city, pacificia and should warm to 80, patchy fog otherwise still in the 80s for san francisco and 88 for south san francisco and sonoma and santa rosa and 89 oakland and 91 fremont and look at the dark reds here, 97 concord. the seven-day forecast, triple
digits come into play as we go back to work on tuesday and stay there really no changes discernible until next weekend. more fog and looking at much cooler weather so we can just set our sights on that. >> hang in until then. thank you. over to sports now. don't mince words. how about them giants? >> you're looking for another world series parade because you're the queen of the parades. >> definitely. >> the giants are hanging by a thread in the play-off hot spot and they will not give up. recently lost seven straight for the third time this season but found a way back to the winning column for the second straight game in colorado. this rockies felon flexing muscles, bring it, giants. they did. buster posey hasn't hit a home run since august 3rd. that's over a month. today breaks through top four 100th career homer and solo shot ties the game. five more in the fifth matt duffy rbi triple and follows with a single and crawford completes with a bases loaded
double. posey and byrd will score. stomach issue. he played. he'll try to score from first but he's going to be tagged out at home. don't worry, the damage was done matt bum with the 17th win and giants on top 7-4. a's and mariners, rays over $75,000 for breast cancer awareness today. sean untnolan the first career start and three runs in the fifth. ball gets away. sean o'malley scores 3-0 mariners. we showed you buster breaking the slump and butler doing the same. first home run since july 19th. let's go to the eighth. steven takes a foul tip in the sweet spot and leave the game in agony and went to the hospital a's down in the ninth and two men on but the line out to left, a's swept by the mariners 3-2 the final and 21 games with the fifth straight loss. >> one-run loss like that where we're down and come back and fall just short, i don't know
how much shorter you can fall than we did today but in a day when it looked like we probably going down pretty easy, the at-bats got tougher and not position we're in, that's what you want to see. >> raiders open the season one week from today hosting the cincinnati bengals. the 53-man roster is set and one of the best battles matt in a dead heat with christian ponder who had an upper hand with bill must crave who coached him in minnesota but all matt does is score touchdowns and win games. i love this guy's competitive spirit. not flashing but he's a winner. today matt talked about his status. >> healthy competition trying to learn from one another and compete against one another and very fortunate and thankful that the head coach and coaching staff and management had a lot of trust and faith in me to be backup.
>> first sunday of the u.s. open was the family affair with the williams sisters, venus and serena. serena will have to beat her sister in the quarterfinals. safe to the net. playing in the first round of 16, set point. venus had her opponent on the run. venus wins the first set and breezes through the second winning 2-1. venus reached the quarterfinals and playing as well as i have seen here in years. serena facing another american for a set tied at three. serena serving. tax net. a little gift with the overhead slam from madison. despite trailing in the second, williams wins with help from keys who double falls on match point. wins a straight set and will face her sister as she looks for the grand slam and she was hoping sis would lose a few games today. >> i barely had time to get ready for my match today because she played so fast, i was like oh my gosh, i was hoping she
would lose a few games for the first time, but, yeah, so i have to really be ready for that and play like i did or better today, but at least one of us will be -- williams will be in the semis, so that's good. >> third round of the championship second round leader, charlie hoffman tough day. eight bogeys, five over 76. ricky fouler in the mix just one back after shooting 467 making birdies will do that for you. extension on the leader. 65 eagle on four and 13 under heading into monday. final round. and djokovic into the quarterfinals with a win and the thought of venus presenting her sister from winning the calendar slant is perplexing for the family. interesting. there was rumors their dad was having them take matches so each one could win. it will be an interesting quarterfinal. >> glad my sisters and i have different interests.
coming up, a scare for passengers heading to germany from sfo. the emergency that forced the plane to turn around a few hours into the flight. new details on the extreme case of road range, the angry confrontation between a driver and bike rider and what police are saying coming up tonight on abc 7 news at 11:00. "jurassic world" topped $1 billion during a slow weekend at u.s. theaters. it became the fourth movie to cross the billion-dollar threshold. titanic, avatar and furious seven are others.
"furious" and "jurassic world" are the same company. in just eight months, universal earned more than $6 billion. here is how everything shakes down, "war room" claimed a top spot with $9.3 million. "straight outta compton" dropped to second and "walk in the woods" debuted at third and the first transporter movie to not star debut in fifth with $7 million. and we have our own movie reviewer right here, "straight outta compton". >> if they don't get nominate for the some award, i'd before surprised. >> thanks. >> thanks everyone for watching. that's it for abc 7 news at 9:00. we'll see
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